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University of Reading

Law

UCAS Code: M100

Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Law

Study LLB Law and develop your legal knowledge and skills in a highly practical way, with plenty of opportunities to build real-life legal experience. Study with us and enjoy our friendly, non-elitist and non-hierarchical approach.
Benefit from our highly practical approach to teaching and develop your legal knowledge and skills through problem-based learning projects, commercial awareness training and work-experience. You will also take part in client interviewing, negotiation and mooting competitions with work placements offered as prizes.

Great importance is placed on work experience with ring-fenced opportunities for Reading students. You will have the chance to work with local charities and other organisations and further develop your practical legal skills through voluntary pro bono work. In addition, you will also have the option to qualify as a Gateway Assessor for the Citizens Advice Bureau.

We host one of the largest pro bono programmes in the country, working with local charities and organisations, including Age Concern, Anti-Slavery International, Berkshire Witness Service, Reading Young Offenders Team, Streetlaw and Thames Valley Police.

The first and second years provide the foundation of your legal knowledge and are determined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Council. You can complement your legal study with modules from outside of law – for example, languages, politics, and business courses such as entrepreneurship. In your final year you can focus on your interests and select from a wide range of modules. Popular options are "Company law", "Intellectual property", "Revenue law", "Family law" and "Criminology".

We now offer a single year abroad programme, LLB with International Legal Studies. The degree programme would be available to students by internal transfer only. Thus, the programme is only open to students who are on the three year LLB, allowing them to spend an additional year abroad. The degree will allow students to study within or outside Europe. Students will only be permitted to transfer onto the programme if the programme directors can guarantee their placement with the partners. We expect this list to be expanded to include a range of other institutions from the American, Asian, and Australian continents.

On this course you can develop your legal knowledge and skills in English law, while also experiencing life in a different culture and within a different legal system. The first two years of this degree are identical to the three year LLB Law degree. Subject to availability, you can then spend your third year at an international partner university. In some of these institutions, the teaching is delivered in English, so no prior language skills are required in such cases.

This opportunity provides you with a deeper understanding of an additional legal system and will benefit anyone wishing to work in international law, business, human rights, or for international or governmental organisations. You would then return for your final year to complete the third year of the standard Reading LLB Law degree.

Modules

Sample modules may include:

• Criminology

• Company law

• Employment law

• Intellectual property law

• Surveillance, security and the information society

Check our website for more details of the course structure.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Reading

Department:

School of Law

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Law

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Law

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

47%
UK students
53%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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Law

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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

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